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Man Utd make contact with Leicester boss Rodgers

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has fielded contact from Manchester United.

The 20-time champions of England relieved Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of his duties on Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at Watford extended United's slump to four losses in the last five Premier League outings.

The Sun says United are moving quickly to appoint a new permanent manager and have made contact with Rodgers.

The report adds the Old Trafford hierarchy would be prepared to pay Leicester £8 million in compensation to lure the 48-year-old away from the King Power Stadium.

Speaking ahead of Leicester's match against Chelsea on Friday, Rodgers said it was "really disrespectful" to ask him to comment on the rumours linking him with the United job.

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